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Weston-super-Mare's first balloon glow postponed

It was hoped the Weston event would draw crowds like the Bristol Balloon Fiesta's night glow. Credit: ITV West Country

Weston-super-Mare's first ever balloon glow has been postponed because of forecasted winds of up to 20 miles an hour.

The night glow at Bristol Balloon Fiesta, seen here, is always hugely popular, and it was hoped that the Weston event would also draw crowds to the beach on Saturday, 17 November.

The Grand Pier fireworks display is still due to go ahead that evening.


Tree collapses at Balloon Fiesta

Abi took this photo as she enjoyed her day out at the festival. Credit: @Abi_LDN98

A tree has collapsed on the Ashton Court Estate where the International Bristol Balloon Fiesta is currently taking place.

Viewer Abi has been walking through the site when suddenly a big tree thumped to the ground 'right by the toilets'.

It's lucky nobody was injured. It just collapsed and made a massive thump right by the toilets. Thank god nobody was trapped.

– Abi, London


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